WWE Raw Results – April 14th, 2014

WWE Raw Results – April 14th, 2014

We open Raw with all the Superstars on the stage. They then pay tribute to the Ultimate Warrior with a video package. Jerry then says that its time to celebrate Warriors life. The Warrior chants begin.

We are told the Usos will face Orton and Batista tonight. We are also told there is an 8 man tournament for the Intercontinental Championship that will start tonight. We will get all first round matches tonight, with Rob Van Dam vs Alberto Del Rio being up next after the commercial break.

Rob Van Dam vs Alberto Del Rio – First Round Match

Del Rio starts with a kick to the leg, and then begins to throw punches and beat RVD down. RVD however hits a monkey flip, and then a cross body. Del Rio then is thrown out of the ring while RVD poses in the ring. Del Rio gets back in the ring and tries to fight back, but RVD stays in control. Del Rio then reverses an Irish whip into the corner into a kick to the arm of Van Dam. Del Rio then hits a suplex and is now in complete control. Del Rio then is launched over the top rope. RVD goes for a moonsault on the apron, but Del Rio moves out of the way. RVD lands on his feet but Del Rio hits him with a clothesline. Del Rio then launches RVD into the barricade, and is in complete control as we head to commercial.

We return with RVD hitting Rolling Thunder. RVD goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count. Del Rio gets up and hits a kick to the gut. Del Rio then hits a DDT for a 2 count. Del Rio tries to catapults RVD into the corner but RVD lands on his feet and hits a kick to the head. RVD goes for the split legged moonsault but Del Rio hits his knees up. Del Rio then hits a backstabber for a 2 count. Del Rio then goes up top and is caught with a kick to the head. RVD goes up top and is caught with a kick to the head by Del Rio. Del Rio goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count. Del Rio calls for the Cross Arm Breaker but RVD reverses it into a roll up for a 2 count. RVD then knocks Del Rio down and goes up top and hits the 5 Star Frog Splash. RVD covers Del Rio for the 3 count.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

RVD celebrates as he will face the winner of Cesaro vs Mark Henry tonight.

We are told Daniel Bryan isn’t here tonight as he is on his honeymoon with Brie Bella. We are then given a video package of last weeks main event between Daniel Bryan vs Triple H. We then go backstage with Triple H, Batista, and Randy Orton talking amongst each other.

We are then shown a video package of the Ultimate Warrior.

We return to the back with Triple, Batista, and Orton. Triple H says that they all want to be champion, but they have a bigger problem on there hands. Triple H says that no one can stop the Shield except for the 3 of them. Batista says that’s great but he just wants to be champion. Orton agrees and says he is on his own.

The Brotherhood vs RybAxel

Goldust and Axel start, with Goldust taking control. Cody is tagged in and goes for a roll up, which gets him a 2 count. Goldust is tagged in and hits an axe handle for a 2 count. Axel then fights back with a headbutt, but then is caught with an uppercut. Axel then takes control with a shot to the head, and in comes Ryback. Ryback hits a clothesline in the corner and goes for a cover, but only gets a 2 count. Ryback then works Goldust in his corner, and then hits a splash from the second rope. Axel is then tagged in and hits an axe handle from the second rope. Ryback is tagged back in and begins to keep Goldust grounded.

Goldust fights out and tags in Cody. Cody begins to clean house, beginning his comeback. Cody hits a moonsault, and then hits a cross body on the outside  to Ryback. Ryback is thrown back in the ring and Cody hits a springboard dropkick for a 2 count. Axel then takes out Goldust but is hit with a Disaster Kick. Cody then goes for a Disaster Kick on Ryback but is hit with a Meat Hook for a 3 count.

Winners: RybAxel

We are then shown a preview for Legends House.

We return with a vignette for Bo Dallas.

Paige vs Alicia Fox

Paige and Alicia Fox lock up, with Fox hitting a backbreaker to gain control. Fox then hits another backbreaker, and mocks the crowd. Alicia then hits a third backbreaker, with Paige struggling to gain any advantage. Alicia hits a suplex but only gets a 2 count. Paige then fights back with a wicket slap, and then hits three straight clothesline. Paige then hits a dropkick on Alicia. Paige then locks in a Scorpion Cross Lock, with Alicia tapping out.

Winner: Paige

Up next is The Usos vs Batista and Randy Orton. We are shown a replay of the attack that Batista and Orton gave on The Usos last week on Raw.

The Usos vs Randy Orton and Batista

The match start with the Usos attacking Orton and Batista immediately. The Usos but fly over the top rope and nail Batista and Orton. Orton and Batista regroup, with Jimmy and Orton starting this match off. Orton starts with blows to the head, but Jimmy hits an uppercut and tags in Jey. Jey hits a forearm to the head and goes for a cover, but only gets a 2 count. Jey is then caught with a backbreaker, and Batista is tagged in. Batista throws Jey into the turnbuckle, and then hits a suplex for a 2 count. Batista then tags in Orton and Orton begins to stomp away on Jey. Jey tries to fight back but Orton keeps him grounded. Batista is then tagged in. Jey is caught with a spinebuster but Jey kicks out at 2.

Jey then gets momentum with a samoan drop, but Orton goes to the outside and begins to attack Jimmy. The Shield then come out of nowhere and take out Orton!

Winners by DQ: Batista and Randy Orton

Batista is left alone in the ring and The Shield use the numbers game to take out Batista. Orton grabs Batista and the two flee from ringside, with The Shield standing tall.

We are told Cesaro vs Mark Henry is up next after the commercial break.

We return to the back with Orton and Batista walking away. Triple H shows up and says that he told them what would happen.

Paul Heyman comes out and continually puts over the Streak being conquered by Brock Lesnar. Heyman then says that they should listen to him because he is about to announce the next big thing, the “King of Swing”, Cesaro!

Cesaro vs Mark Henry – First Round Match

Cesaro and Henry lock up, with Henry tossing Cesaro across the ring. Cesaro takes a clothesline, and then is thrown over the top rope. Heyman helps Cesaro regroup on the outside, as Henry waits. Cesaro gets in the ring and begins to hit a flurry of forearms and uppercuts. Henry tries to push Cesaro off but Cesaro keeping coming with uppercuts. Henry finally hits a clothesline but Henry is still hurting from Cesaro’s flurry. Henry goes for the Worlds Strongest Slam but Cesaro gets out and hits a second rope leaping uppercut. Cesaro then hits the Neutralizer on Henry for the 3 count.

Winner: Cesaro

Cesaro celebrates as we head to commercial.

We go backstage with Triple H and Stephanie telling Brad Maddox that he needs to tell the Shield they have a match in the main event tonight.

Alexander Rusev vs Xavier Woods

Rusev starts with knees to the gut, and kicks to the leg. Rusev knocks Woods down, and then hits a modified sidewalk slam. Rusev then hits the Accolade and Woods submits.

Winner: Alexander Rusev

Truth comes in but gets destroyed by Rusev. Lana raises Rusevs hand in victory.

Sheamus vs Jack Swagger will be coming up next after the commercial break.

We return with another Ultimate Warrior video package. We are also given a snippet of the Journey to Wrestlemania for Daniel Bryan on the WWE Network.

Sheamus vs Jack Swagger – First Round Match

Sheamus and Swagger start off with Swagger hitting knees to gut of Sheamus in the corner. Swagger then hits a splash, but then takes a beating in the corner from Sheamus. Sheamus hits a clothesline and then a forearm to the face. Swagger retreats and Sheamus is distracted by Colter. Swagger then catches Sheamus with a slam on the outside. Swagger brings Sheamus in the ring and goes for the cover, but only gets a 2 count. Swagger then hits a belly to belly for a 2 count. Swagger hits a clothesline but again only gets a 2 count. Swagger tries to keep Sheamus grounded by Sheamus begins to fight back. Sheamus hits a big clothesline and begins his comeback.

Sheamus then hits a knee to the head, and then sets up Swagger for the ten blows to chest in the ropes. Sheamus then goes up top and hits a shoulder block for a two count. Sheamus then goes for the Battering Ram but Swagger catches him into the Patriot Lock. Sheamus gets out and falls to the outside. Swagger then goes to the outside and begins to work the knee, and throws Sheamus in the ring. Sheamus then hits a Brogue Kick out of no where for the 3 count!

Winner: Sheamus

Sheamus celebrates on one leg as he will face Bad News Barrett or Dolph Ziggler.

We are given a vignette for Adam Rose.

We return to the ring with Damien Sandow. Sandow says he is the most deserving person in the WWE. Big Show comes out and Sandow says he will not be silenced. Sandow says that he is a former Money In the Bank winner, and that he was seconds away from being champion. He says that every time he walks down the ramp, they should be begging to touch him. He says he deserves that and that he has earned it. Sandow asks Big Show and he says nothing. He says that he says nothing because he knows he deserves it. Show then knocks out Sandow and leaves the ring.

Bray Wyatt will be coming out next.

We return and are told that Big Show and Jack Swagger will face on Main Event tomorrow.

Out comes the Wyatt Family. Bray grabs a microphone and says that society has become putrid. He says that everyone just does what they are told. Bray says that he is different. He says that he sees what people don’t see. He says that he has a million names, and they can call him whatever they want, but he has never lied to them. He says one man has lied, and that is John Cena. He says he earned your trust with his smile but he isn’t just a man. He says for kids not to worry because he won’t let him lie to them anymore. He says he has him against the ropes and he just needs one more push. He says he will complete his crusade but he just wants to play. He calls Cena out.

Cena comes out and says he just wants to have some fun. He says that they tried to take the monster out of him but he doesn’t exist. Cena then makes jokes about all the Wyatt Family, saying they can be the life of the party. John then shows a picture of “Sister Abagail”, which is a picture of Bray. He then shows Bray’s mom, who is a picture of Luke Harper. He then says the Family have a new member, who is a baby Erik Rowan.

Bray says that he loves that every time there is a serious threat, all he can do is make jokes. Cena then says that he can get serious, because when he got serious, Bray got beat. Cena then says that if Bray loses again, its him against the wall. He says that without the Family, he is nothing. He says that he wants Bray Wyatt in a steel cage. Bray says that he wants to have fun then they will, and that this is his world. He then says he won’t let Cena take it from him. Bray accepts and we cut to commercial.

Santino Marella and Emma vs Fandango and Layla

Fandango and Santino start off the match, with Santino hitting an arm drag. Santino hits a hip toss and goes for the cobra, but Fandango tags in Layla. Emma then locks in the DilEmma on Layla, and then goes up top. Santino takes out Fandango but Layla knocks Emma off the top and covers her for the 3 count.

Winners: Fandango and Layla 

Stephanie is talking to Kane, saying that he has not been doing a great job as well. He says that he has been failing ever since he put on the suit and she asks him where the big red machine has been. Kane then stands up in anger and looks at the mask. He takes the mask out of the box and picks it up. Kane looks at the mask, and says that he is going to eviscerate Daniel Bryan, and send him to the depths of hell.

We are shown a replay of Warriors promo on Raw last week.

The Shield will be in action in the main event tonight on Raw. Up next is Dolph Ziggler vs Bad News Barrett.

Dolph Ziggler vs Bad News Barrett

Ziggler and Barrett lock up, with Ziggler putting Barrett in a headlock. Barrett fights out and Ziggler goes to the outside to get a breather. Ziggler is then taken down with a right hand, and is then thrown into the turnbuckle. Barrett hits a snap suplex for a 2 count. Barrett then goes for a jumping knee but misses. Ziggler then puts Barrett in a headlock again, but Barrett gets out. Barrett then whips Ziggler in the corner and goes for the cover, but only gets a 2 count. Barrett begins to choke Ziggler in the ropes, but Ziggler gets out and hits a dropkick. Ziggler then tosses Barrett over the ropes and they then fight on the outside. Barrett then tosses Ziggler into the steel post and Barrett mocks Ziggler as we head to commercial.

We return with Barrett in control over Ziggler. Ziggler is put in a headlock, but Ziggler gets out and side steps Barrett into the turnbuckle. Ziggler then begins his comeback. Ziggler then follows it with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Ziggler goes for the Fame-Asser but is caught in a Wasteland! Barrett goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count! Barrett goes for a pump handle slam but Ziggler gets out and hits the Fame-Asser. Ziggler goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count. Barrett knocks Ziggler down and then goes up top. Ziggler catches him and goes for a superplex. Barrett blocks it and pushes Ziggler off. Ziggler jumps back up and hits a facebuster from the top rope! Ziggler goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count!

Ziggler then goes for the Zig Zag but Barrett holds onto the ropes and is caught with the Winds of Change. Barrett then goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count! Barrett goes for the Bullhammer but Ziggler ducks it into a roll up! Barrett kicks out at 2 and launches Ziggler in the air. Ziggler then is hit the Bullhammer for the 3 count!

Winner: Bad News Barrett

Barrett grabs the mic and says he has some bad news, and that he is going to be your next Intercontinental champion.

Cesaro will face Rob Van Dam and Sheamus will face Bad News Barrett.

We are given a vignette for “Masked” Kane. The Main Event is up next.

Sheamus will face Batista on Smackdown this Friday Night. Out comes The Shield.

The Shield vs Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, Fandango, 3MB, Titus O’Neil, RybAxel, Alexander Rusev, Bad News Barrett

The Shield are ready to take on the gauntlet. Rollins and Slater start off the match. Ambrose is tagged in and take out Slater. Reigns is tagged in and begins to beat down Slater. Reigns knocks down Slater in the corner and tags in Rollins. Rollins hits a kick to the head and goes for the cover but Barrett breaks it up. Rollins is now in the opposing corner. Drew is tagged in and begins to beat down Rollins. Titus is then tagged in and hits a backbreaker. Rusev is tagged in and hits 3 elbows and a headbutt. Swagger is tagged in and continues the beat down.

Ryback is tagged in and throws Rollins to the outside. Reigns spears Ryback on the outside and chaos begins. Rollins then takes out everyone!

No Contest

The heels then begin to decimate the Shield in the ring, with all the heels standing tall. Out comes Evolution! Triple H calls everyone to leave and Evolution begin to decimate Rollins. Reigns tries to help but is taken out with an RKO. Reigns then is taken out with a Batista Bomb. Evolution continues the beat down on Rollins. Rollins then eats an RKO and a Batista Bomb. Ambrose then eats a Batista Bomb into an RKO. Triple H grabs the mic and begins to yell at Reigns to show him if he has more fight in him. Triple H then says to Believe in Evolution and then pedigrees Roman Reigns! Evolution stands tall to close the show!

  • codys moustache

    Great! An IC contender tournament! I prefer BNB for the win rather than ADR

  • hisfirewithin

    RVD vs. Cesaro please!!!

  • Cody Cosmos

    Nice of them to let Bryan take his honeymoon while he’s their world champion. Either Barrett or RVD for the win! (Cesaro in my opinion could challenge for the world championship sometime in the future, after his mini feud with Swag & Zeb!)

  • cj

    I was hoping for an Aj/Paige confrontation.

    • Kaledrina

      same. kinda dumb to have an almost 300day champ not getting any follow up the week after losing.

      • hisfirewithin

        My guess is they’re trying to book Paige as actually being able to win a match convincingly to build her some credibility before she and AJ go again, probably at Extreme Rules. i get the sense a lot of people haven’t seen her on NXT.

  • Steve

    Evolution standing tall! fuck yes

  • FlawlessRKO

    “Evolution is you solution.” – Triple H

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Is it a good idea to keep Cesaro playing heel when he is getting such strong face reactions from the crowd? Anything to upset the Super Cena equation…Sigh!!

    • Jacob June

      We saw what happens when even a super heel gets cheered at WM against Super Cena: he loses.

      • Pradeep Kumar

        Yups. Until age catches up or someone better breaks through, Super Cena isn’t going anywhere :(

  • Necro

    -Another solid RAW imo, RVD over Del Rio which I’m completely fine with, Del Rio needs to find something because he’s becoming boring fast.
    -Rybaxel winning confuses me, are they going to push them as the next threat for the tag titles? I’d assume so, but hey, just might be there few rare victories coming in.
    -Paige (I LOVE YOU <3) But in an unbiased POV, this was a really solid divas match that was meant to show that Paige is a legitimate champion for now at least. Not mad AJ didn't come out today because it's too obvious and she could come back with some sort of even crazier personality which could make this feud that much better. Love Paige, and this will be an amazing feud.
    -Shield attacking Orton and Batista, obviously hinting at them actually teaming with HHH to start up Evolution once again.
    -Cesaro over Mark Henry is expected, I expect Cesaro to go on and win this tournament and a match with RVD is going to be a show stealer that's for sure. Cesaro getting the right build.
    -Rusev is underrated as hell, as I said last week he reminds me a lot of Samoa Joe, and his style will be what gets him to the top hopefully.
    -Sheamus vs Swagger was a solid match which Sheamus won cleanly, Swagger went from should be feuding with Cesaro to pretty much nothing. Typical creative.
    -Wyatt vs Cena in steel cage will be a treat and not seeing Cena in the title picture putting people over is exactly what I want to see.
    -I don't know what they're doing with Fandango and Layla, but I can assume the split here benefits Summer more than it does Fandango, Emma will come out victorious in this little feud helping her gain even more popularity.
    -Barrett vs Ziggler was a really good match, ending in Barrett winning, I expect him to beat Sheamus and go into the finals and have a hell of a match with Cesaro. Ziggler should be in a better position right now, give him the US belt since Ambrose too busy with Evolution?
    -Evolution returning, called it. Will be a heck of a match at Extreme Rules if it even happens at that date.

    • Wrestling 008

      I like everything you said, but ur user name is quite disturbing….

      • Necro

        It’s my gamertag too so…..I mean oh well lol

  • Kohaku ShibaInu

    It’s nice to have an IC Contender tournament.. but then what happened to the US Championship belt..